Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, March 6, 2017
3 ex-IDF officers charged in case of drowned soldier
The IDF chief prosecutor charges three former officers in a case involving the accidental drowning death of a soldier.
The charges stem from an incident last July in which Ilan Yankilevich, 19, drowned in a water reservoir near Kibbutz Kissufim in southern Israel. Yankilevich was a corporal in the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit.
Two of the officers indicted Monday, a major and a second lieutenant, are charged with causing death by negligence, as well as negligence. The third officer, a second lieutenant, is charged with negligence.
The three officers were dismissed from their positions in September, as recommended by an IDF investigation into the incident.
— Times of Israel staff